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A&A

Auditing Special Purpose Frameworks: Auditing Revenues—Part 1

Recognizing revenue under the FRF for SMEs requires completion of performance of a transaction and reasonable assurance of collection of invoices and billings.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: As the Inversion World Turns

The menu for Oct. 16 features specials on WHO backs higher tobacco taxes, FASB looks to improve stock option accounting, former UBS manager testifies against Raoul Weil in tax evasion trial, and more.
Practice

What Moss Adams Knows about Women

Is your firm confused about how to attract, retain, and promote women? Moss Adams is using a unique accountability approach that closes a big and often overlooked gap in many women's initiatives.
Practice

7 Ways to Prevent a Meeting Disaster

Are your meetings productive? Or are they time-wasting exercises in futility, like something out of a Dilbert cartoon? Here's how to ensure office meetings don't elicit groans from your staff.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Time’s Up! Tax-Filing Extension Ends Today

The menu for Oct. 15 features specials on IRS says business e-file up 10 percent in 2014, AbbVie may back out of Shire inversion deal, Grant Thornton revenues reach an all-time high, and more.
Wealth management

How to Alleviate the Cap Loss Tax Problem

It may look like the IRS caps loss deductions at $3,000, but that ceiling is not the whole story for tax-savvy investors. Julian Block shows how a clever Victoria's Secret model took full advantage of the IRC.
Practice

6 Reasons Friends Should Work with Friends

In Part 2 of this series, we look at the upside of working with friends. Despite various risks, when people really want something, they will make an effort to work with someone they know.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Rules, Smules – More Inversions On the Way

The menu for Oct. 14 features specials on Tesco suspends three more workers amid accounting probe, Swiss banker faces feds in tax evasion trial, new survey finds that aggregate goodwill impairment at lowest level since 2008, and more.
Practice

6 Steps to Becoming a Star CFO

Sure, your job is to control costs and the way you divvy out precious cash resources is bound to ruffle feathers sometimes. But is that all you’re doing? Or are you helping corporate goals?

How to Go Backwards with a Roth IRA

In the tax world, you usually can't take things back. But the tax law provides an exception for retirement-savers who convert funds from a traditional IRA into a Roth IRA this year. That's right: the IRS is letting you correct a mistake.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: A $14.7 Billion Tax Increase Is Lurking

The menu for Oct. 10 features specials on AICPA wants IRS to make changes to tangible property regs, CAQ survey finds investor confidence pretty high right now, inverted company buys US firm, and more.
Education & Careers

Bitcoin Is Going Mainstream

Bitcoin is not just a flash-in-the pan. There are over 5 million holders of bitcoin, and 100,000 merchants accepting the virtual currency, with 1,000 more signing up each week. Don't get left out.
A&A

New Hiring Forecast Predicts High Demand for Accountants

According to a new Q4 jobs outlook by staffing firm Brilliant, 28 percent of businesses are planning to increase hiring of accountants and other finance professionals in the next 12 months; temp hiring is expected to go up by 16 percent.
Practice

4 Ways to Market Your Firm's Niche

If your firm has, or is cultivating, an industry niche, you're already ahead of many other firms. You just have to take the next steps and let everyone know. Here's how to reach out to your niche.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: States with Highest Cellphone Tax Rates

The menu for Oct. 9 features specials on two tax officials express doubt about FATCA, healthcare tax credit shrinking for some small tax-exempt employers, Hillary Clinton dodges issue of medical-device tax, and more.
A&A

Auditing Special Purpose Frameworks: Stockholders' Equity

When an entity redeems or acquires shares of its own stock, the transactions are usually recorded as capital transactions. Management can elect the cost method or constructive retirement method.
Practice

Don't Let Traffic Stop You

Jeff Davidson explains how an early encounter with Washington's nightmarish traffic patterns—and his eventual triumph—became a metaphor we all can use in moving ahead in our careers, and in life.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Tax Break Inaction Could Delay 2015 Filing Season

The menu for Oct. 8 features specials on PwC’s revenues up 6.1%, Paul Ryan slams IRS in re-election ad, video surfaces of Lois Lerner avoiding blogger’s interview, and more.
Tax

How to Take It to the Brink with Yearend Payments

Those planning to make end-of-year payments to move deductions into the current year for tax reasons should know that the IRS has strict and strange rules for dating these payments.
A&A

US Audit Firms Still Vexed by Fair Value Measurement

A new survey from CPA firm Acuitas Inc. found that the percentage of fair value measurement audit deficiencies attributed to business combinations were on the rise in 2012, while those related to financial instruments declined.

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